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A: Typed list of 71 names. B: Half sheet with 'Centrala Evreilor Din Romania' purple hand stamp in upper left.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: In 1943, Romanian (Transnistrian) Jews were being sent to concentration camps, but the Third Reich was promoting it as a 'Relocation Program.' So Jews were collecting money to help relocated families to re-settle. These two documents concern these money donations. This generated one of the worst depredations during WWII as both Jew and non-Jew suffered more than 200,000 deaths with many deportees dying of starvation and exposure in de facto concentration camps, while thousands of others were simply massacred by Romanian troops who occupied the portion of Russian territory involved. One of the more notorious events was the week-long shootings in the Bagdanovka Shtetl, leaving 30,000 dead.
a: 11 1/2 x 8 1/2"; b: 6 x 8 1/2"
Romania, Relocation Program, Donation
1943-1945: Rescue, Aid and Liberation
"Romanian Jews 'Relocation Program' Money Donation" (1943). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2014.1.434ab.